Sunday, November 30, 2014

Goodman Community Center

Sketch by Elsie.
The actual wood sculpture is located in the entrance to the Goodman Center.  It is by well-known local artist, Harry Whitehorse.  He is known for his wood and metal sculptures; as well as oil paintings. He will often use images related to his Hochunk Heritage.  He has done a number of projects in which he has carved with the remains of a significant size tree.  He would also involve local people and children in the process of defining the images for a sculpture, which he then interpreted into a finished piece.

By Louise
By Grethen

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to each of you who joined the sketch meets.. for Draw Madison..

Sunday, November 23, 2014

FCC Phoenix - AZ
First Christian Church design by Frank Lloyd Wright
Completed in 1973.  The roof and spire rise seventy seven feet
and are supported by 23 slender pillars.  There is also a 120 ft
free standing bell tower.  Each side of it is unequal to the  others
and the tower appears to be a triangle from any vantage point.

Sketch by Louise, perfect weather at 75 degrees..

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sunday at Macha Teahouse - gallery of photos

Sketch Meet at Macha Teahouse

First two sketches by Elsie. The last sketch by Linda

Another New Sketching Book

Yet another new book on sketching; this one is by Katherine Tyrrell author of the excellent art blog "Making a Mark".  Katherine lives in London and features blog entries about a wide variety of subjects concerning art in the UK and around the world and the US in particular.  Her usual medium is colored pencil but on her blog there are links to the blogs & websites of artists who work in many mediums.  Again many of those artists are from the US.  Her blog has a wealth of info and instruction about drawing and painting and I would imagine her new book will be an excellent resource.  Katherine is also a member of Urban Sketchers London.  Her new book features the work of over 50 international artists. I think the publication of Katherine's book, like the new one by Urban Sketcher Marc Holmes, is a reflection of the urban sketching "movement" which seems to be growing every year which is very encouraging (and a lot of fun). 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sketch Meet, November 9, Ground Zero Cafe

Linda's Sketches

These are semi-blind contour sketches of patrons at the cafe.  It is interesting how semi-blinds are not accurate, but contain something of the character of the subjects.



Sunday, November 2, 2014

Door Co. Peak Colors

A page from my sketchbook from a couple weeks ago in Door Co.   The colors were absolutely spectacular this year!